University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Empires in Global Context: A Symposium

October 15, 2021

Empires in Global Context”

A One-Day Workshop, sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures

Co-organizers: Krishan Kumar (Sociology)  and Ted Lendon (History)

Friday, October 15, 2021, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm.  Room: Wilson 142



(All participants from UVA except where shown)

9:00-9:15. Introduction to the workshop.

9:15-10:45. The Roman Empire in Global Context. Peter Fibiger Bang (University of Copenhagen, History)

                        Discussant: Ted Lendon (History)

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30. The French Empire in Global Context. Laurent Dubois (History)

Discussant: Marlene Daut (African-American and African Studies)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:45 The Ottoman Empire in Global Context. Dimitri Kastritsis (University of St. Andrews, History).      Discussant: Amanda Phillips (Art History)/Joshua White (History)

2:45-4:15 The British Empire in Global Context. Paul Halliday (History)

                        Discussant: Krishan Kumar (Sociology)

4:15-4:30 Tea Break

4:30-5:45 The Chinese Empire in Global Context. Ellen Zhang (History).

                        Discussant: Xiaoyuan Liu (History)

5:45-6:30 Concluding Discussion

Homer Statue
Wilson Hall 142
9:00 am - 6:30 pm